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boot.ini in windows 2000

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In a pure system of windows 2000, which file does record the information of boot up, like as boot.ini in NT.
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by:kahlean
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it is always located at the root of your c: drive. If you are having dual os assuming win98 and win2000, it is at the partition of your win98 hdd.

FIY it is a hidden file.


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by:kahlean
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In order to search for it.

1. Click start menu.
2. Select search for files and folders
3. Type boot.ini and seach for all hdd you have.

You should be able to find it.

Regards
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by:Mohammed Nasman
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c:\boot.ini, but it's hidden file
you need to change ur folder setting to show the hidden and system files to see it
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by:kahlean
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tomzhang3m,

please do not edit your question. It is more appropriate to post your follow up comment if you need to add any further info about your question.

Just tried to search for the file from your logical hdd using the search option. IMHO, the boot.ini doesnt exist if you are running in a single os (win2000 only). I am not sure of it. But if it does exist, you should be there like what i have mention

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by:dew_associates
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tomzhang3m, the boot.ini file doesn't record anything, it just determines how the system will boot and nothing more.

Is there something in particular you are looking for, such as a log file or event logging etc?

Dennis
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Go to C:\, type "attrib -r -s -h boot.ini".  You can then view it as a text file.

SSR
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by:tomzhang3m
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Yes, I can't find the boot.ini in a single windows 2000 system. I confuse how can I edit the text "Windows 2000 professional" on the boot screen.
Thanks all for the previous comments.
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by:kahlean
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>>I confuse how can I edit the text "Windows
2000 professional" on the boot screen.

What screen that you are refering to. Is it from the win2000 os loader? It is in boot.ini.

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by:dew_associates
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tomzhang,

This article in the MSKB will help you with the boot.ini file, which is located in the root of your hard drive and which is a hidden file.

http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q99/7/43.asp

Use the search feature in Windows 2000 to locate the boot.ini and then open it with Notepad to edit it.

Dennis
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by:kahlean
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tomzhang,
can you tell my why you are accepting ssr comment as answer. In my previous comment, i did mention that this file is hidden, and you need to unhide hide. You can search from the c: drive

Regards
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by:dew_associates
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I'd like to know the same thing Kahlean. Something sounds fishy here and I will get to the bottom of it.
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by:kahlean
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tomzhang, please response here and tell us why you are accepting ssr answer.

Regards
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